behind the bit

behind the bit

equestrian Of a horse, having the head tucked toward the rider as a means of avoiding the pull of the bit (the bridle equipment placed in the horse's mouth). This colt is so stubborn, it has been behind the bit each time I've tried to ride him this morning.
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Then, if the plumber does come out, the chance that he or she will have the part required to repair the boiler is so small that you could hide it behind the bit of Piers Morgan's brain that deals with self-doubt.
With a design that sets them apart from conventional mud motors, the new Hunting M-Series Mud Motors incorporates SWB[TM] (Survey While Boring) Technology that improves your ability to control the bit's direction by locating the sonde housing into the bearing housing three feet behind the bit. This provides the operator more accurate tracking information than any other mud motor in the industry.
As the horseis led past to the start of the canter, Roy Thorpe's right arm braced hard against his bridle, there is something ferocious in the pent-up power behind the bit. This is the sweat not of fear, but of readiness.
This puts the sensor directly behind the bit. Comparing ABIA inclination with the inclination of the ParaTrack 2 probe enables monitoring of any deviation or deflection change in order to make necessary steering corrections before problems can occur."
One year on the Hoops are again in the bunch behind the Bit O'Red, who have opened up with six straight wins, and Derry City in second spot.
The new M-Series mud motor incorporates the sonde housing into the bearing housing just three feet behind the bit, giving the operator more accurate tracking information than other mud motors in the industry, said Kiane Kirby, general manager of Hunting Trenchless.
And Drogheda and St Pat's are nine points behind the Bit O'Red - albeit the Saints have two games in hand.
The Saints are 11 points behind the Bit O'Red but do have a game in hand.
The tool can also be programmed for "inclination hold." Using its own inclinometers located 7 feet behind the bit; the tool adjusts steering pad movement automatically to hold the drill path at the current inclination.
Fourth-placed St Pat's are 11 points behind the Bit O'Red with a game in hand and skipper Kenna said: "We have to win to close the gap."
This technique minimized the potential risk of fracturing by increasing the volume of the borehole directly behind the bit. With a larger volume hole immediately behind the bit, drilling fluid tended to move back up the enlarged hole section rather than into the surrounding formation and possibly to the surface.
Even though a user's interaction is with a website, being able to see the faces behind the bits and bytes lends an aura of trustworthiness to the site and adds a valuable component of credibility.
One theory as to why spiders with fancy webs might do better in the food department holds that the spiders can hide behind the bits of plant material and other handiwork to sneak up on prey as well as to escape their own bird predators.